We've rebooted our Facebook Group. If groups are your thing, join up and let's make it as amazing and friendly as our forums!

Click here for HSfB's Facebook Group Image

Search found 174 matches

by Andyblue
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How effective is fining? discuss
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: How effective is fining? discuss

Interesting the expert refers to systemic failings following a 3 1/2 year investigation. Interesting what went wrong was not enough for any individual to be prosecuted under corporate manslaughter! Wasn’t that meant to be one of the persuaders to make changes?
by Andyblue
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic Risk Assessments - again
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Generic Risk Assessments - again

Sometimes the HSE present diametric opposite views. They say to consider the ‘big risks’ and then seem to criticise even for a small one that has not been assessed.
Health and Safety for Beginners Directory
by Andyblue
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hi vis vest
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: hi vis vest

Two quick thoughts
If you do a fresh eyes RA today, would require hiviz?
Second - that something hasn’t happened in the last 2/5/10 yrs doesn’t change the likelihood that was considered before. And IMHO won’t influence your RA this time
You know the full scenario and the RA.
by Andyblue
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Risk Profile - Warehouse
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Risk Profile - Warehouse

Like Messy, try asking the architect to explain why your premises come under a differing group to your expectations. Perhaps the architect was given erroneous info you the client or was not given info and opted to make certain assumptions, which you now see as incorrect. Ask, thats what the consulta...
by Andyblue
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brazing Training Requirements
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Brazing Training Requirements

Nicely put by Siblo above. It sounds like you may need :want to start a new system. As a new system you can make any suggestions you like. Perhaps a competency review at 1,3 or 5 yrs by an internal or external observer/ assessor of their direct skills and understanding of your safety systems. So sta...
by Andyblue
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety of Petrol storage
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Safety of Petrol storage

Have they looked at the financial and practical implications of the alternative of decommissioning the underground tank and using a fuel card and bunkering!
by Andyblue
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work at height rescue plans
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Work at height rescue plans

Following on this theme, at a very safety conscious EU site with a high cab crane. We had local emergency services come in and do rescue training. The cab was above ladder / aerial platform height. After about 3 days of fun, ropes and other stuff, the brigade's answer was that if they were called, t...
by Andyblue
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: College Student Accident
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: College Student Accident

I'd firstly take a deep breath and consider the original phone call - quite possibly an admin person who really did not know what had happened, had not seen it or been fully appraised of what had occurred but was being a messenger. Think what was more important at that time - telling them the IP had...
by Andyblue
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contractors
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Contractors

I'd suggest that as long as your company insurers do not have an exclusion to carrying any non-company passengers, that the insurance would be covered. Otherwise it's down to company policy. On the face of it, why would it be a problem to take a contractor / visitor /A.N.Other in the company vehicle...
by Andyblue
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: Review of Hot Work Permit
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Review of Hot Work Permit

Messy, interesting scenario. At the moment it sounds like a huge problem and any of our ideas may be totally irrelevant. Have you looked at breaking it down to manageable bites so we are left with just a few real headaches to solve.
by Andyblue
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Review of Hot Work Permit
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Review of Hot Work Permit

Lastly what penalties do you impose when contractors are found not complying with the HWP? I want no warning, but a straight financial penalty This probably caused the most raised eyebrow and perhaps most critique of the proposal. Our HW operators fail to follow their own systems, as signed off our...
by Andyblue
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart or Deadly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Smart or Deadly?

Two points leap out at me immediately: Jason Mercer and Alexandru Murgeanu were hit by a lorry on the M1, having pulled over to exchange insurance details following a prang. I'm sorry, but if it's as reported then Why would you do that!!!!! It's rather difficult NOT to stop if they'd had a collisio...

 

Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on on LinkedIn

Terms of Use Privacy Policy